Staying safe as I cycle alone and unsupported towards New Zealand is a concern of mine, and needless to say, a major concern of my parents. Procuring their blessings to attempt such a ride was dependent on some conditions. Travel insurance was one, another was a GPS tracker.
So, I have bought a SPOT gen 3 GPS which will send my exact location co-ordintes back home several times a day (it also has an SOS button!). Using some clever stolen code, I have also embedded the SPOT map into this website page so friends and family can tune in to see where I’m at. My location will be pinged to this map every hour, every day (but only while I am moving).